Posts Tagged ‘weather’

Winter weather is here.

Posted: May 29, 2013 in Life
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The first rains of fall started a couple of weeks ago, but so far have not been more than a drizzle. Today, however, it was raining heavily, for Santiago, and the fallen leaves coupled with the water was clogging city street drains and jamming up the pedestrian and car traffic downtown. Santiago, much like other desert cities, seems ill-equipped to deal with heavy rainfall.

In the process of dodging a suicidal taxi rampaging its way through the flooded curb and its accompanying tsunami, I managed to run straight into a puddle just as deep. Much to the amusement of my fellow pedestrians, and BermudaBob, who is here for a visit.

The storms are leaving fresh dustings of snow on the surrounding mountains, which have been bare for quite some time.

No biting social or political commentary this time, just observations 🙂

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Cold snap coming?

Posted: May 9, 2012 in Life
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Spiders are migrating into the house in record numbers. Maybe they know something we don’t.

Update, May 10: Turns out a weather front came through and rained like hell all night and all day today. Uruguayan spiders have psychic powers.

EMP

Posted: March 22, 2012 in Life
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A storm was blowing through this morning and, like many other mornings this week, its thunder woke me up. I like the sound of storms and the sound of the rain hitting the window, so I stayed in bed to listen to as I drifted back in and out of sleep. I was quite enjoying it until lightning struck one of the trees right next to the house. I saw the flash through my closed eyelids and the sound came instantly afterwards; it scared the hell out of me. I went out to check on things and find I have no internet; the EMP from the strike has fried our router.

Literally just yesterday we were talking with our neighbors, who complained that they have to replace their router every year for unknown reasons (now I know why), “Doesn’t that ever happen to you?”

“Uhm, no.”

Until now, anyways. Shit. Add a new router to the grocery list.

Every car and house alarm around the block was going off, and one house’s alarm continues to bleat and cackle over an hour later.